Friday, February 08, 2008

Weekender

Sort of a thin weekend quantity-wise, but the quality is certainly there:

FRIDAY

Daniel Francis Doyle/Koji Kondo/Angry Businessmen/Nouns Group (Strawberry Fields): Not sure of the order of bands for this show, but I hear things will get started around 8 or 9 o'clock. An excellent line up all around, and I couldn't think of a better place than Strawberry Fields to see these groups. Set order and/or more specifc time slots would be nice in the comments or something. the one two punch of Angry Businessmen and KK is always worth seeing, especially when you consider that it often takes a total of 30 minutes to catch them both.

Akkolyte/The Great Tyrant/Loop 12 (Sloppyworld): Probably one of the most impressive all local line-ups to play Dallas proper in weeks, or maybe even months. Akkolyte is honestly one of my favorite local live bands right now, bringing a punishing grindcore intensity that hardly sounds like it could be coming from just two people--short blasts of some of the most complex and explosive grind you'll hear anywhere, and certainly one of the heaviest live sets in the area. Seriously, theirs is the set to catch tonight if you're pissed off. Trust me. The Great Tyrant has been a favorite around here for a long time, as you probably know, and Loop 12 recently became a new favorite after seeing their performance at And/Or Gallery a couple weeks ago. You might be inclined to call them "noise" at first listen, but if you take a moment to process what is going on during one of their sets, you can reach below the harsh metallic sounds and find truly hypnotic yet surprising rhythms underneath, making it easier to focus on what it is they seem to be trying to accomplish. Any fan of experimental electronic music should take note of these guys, because they are truly the real deal. We might just have more on them very soon.

Late Night Party: Keith P/It's What We Get/Wanz Dover (Sloppyworld): Kicking off at 1am (following the show above) and continuing until 3 or 4, this should be an excellent display of some great local DJs in just the right kind of environment. If you haven't already, I'd really suggest scrolling down just a bit and downloading Keith P's latest edition of Bass Music, because its mix of grime, garage and dub is very unique for this area and not to be missed. It's What We Get are pretty young dudes, by the way, but you wouldn't know it dancing to one of their sets: a knowledgeable mix of classically influential electronic/disco and all of the new shit that you've never heard before. Only dorks like me would think about it, of course, because their sets are nothing but good times.

Will Johnson/Sarah Jaffe (Dan's Sliverleaf): I honestly haven't heard much of Will Johnson's solo material, but shit, I'm guessing that most of the people who are considering going to this show already know where they stand. Rumor has it that Johnson may again perform with Jandek some time in the near future, and judging by their performance in Ft. Worth last summer, it'll be more than worth checking out. We'll keep you posted on all that stuff.

SATURDAY

Hands Up! The Party with Dayta and Cokni O'Dire (The Loft): Check the interview with Dayta here. And Cokni O'Dire apparently has a pretty interesting history that I didn't know anything about until just now.

Valentine's Party (House of Dang): Running from 6 to 930, this Valentine's party will also serve as the launch for HOD's new spring collection. Free booze will be provided as usual, and this will be a great way to kick off your night of, well, whatever it is you do. I usually just ride around shinin'.

Stereo on Strike with Robert Taylor (Fallout Lounge): A benefit for the Melodica Festival, which in case you forgot, is being funded entirely by two individuals. If you're the kind of person who DOESN'T enjoy seeing Red Stripe posters and bullshit all over the place at events like SXSW, then I'd suggest checking out one of these Melodica benefit shows. Not only will it be fun, but it will help make Dallas' first true underground music festival in years even better.

SUNDAY

Nothin' so far other than Liquid Courage at Zubar with Wanz and Red Eye, where they play mostly vinyl sets of everything from new Berlin minimal to old school house. Check back with us over the weekend.

30 Comments:

Anonymous gutterth said...

Gutterth Live: Episode XIX

RTB2
DANIEL FOLMER
DELMORE PILCROW
NEW SCIENCE PROJECTS

SATURDAY FEB 9
J&J'S PIZZA

9PM CST

FREE FREE

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn it. Why does everything that looks good have to be 21+?

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or in Denton and therefor too far to drive.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous T said...

The Whiskey Folk Ramblers
The Boxcar Bandits
The AM Ramblers
The Denton County Revelators
At Andy's on the square in Denton
9:00 or 9:30
good times

5:33 PM  
Anonymous IMG said...

I'm DJing Saturday night at Fallout Lounge with Wanz and Robert Taylor. Sunday as usual I will be in the back room at Zubar with Wanz for Liquid Courage.

*Ineka Guerra*

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Steve Reich said...

Two power house nights of music at Strawberry Fields.

Saturday night join for an ear bleedingly intimate night with Lil' Tedly and Drink to Victory!

6:30 PM  
Anonymous john cale said...

Show at Strawberry Fields begins at around 9:30-10.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous hip said...

i like big red rooster. and sex with animals.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new science project sucks

what a faggot

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amino Acids
Maaster Gaiden
Uptown Bums
Bad Sports

Saturday the 9th at Rubber Gloves
10 pm

fools

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MATTHEW AND THE ARROGANT SEA @ HAILEY'S SATURDAY.
THEY'RE PLAYING A LAST MINUTE SHOW!!!!
I'LL BE THERE!!!!!!!!
YOU SHOULD TOO!!!!

1:19 AM  
Anonymous sassy said...

show tonight at sf oh my fuck!!!! i still have blood on my pussy!brutality at its best!!!!!

2:25 AM  
Anonymous FRDD said...

The Strawberry Fields show tonight was grand. nouns group played outstandingly. i missed angry businessmen unfortunately but jesus fuckmycockinchrist was daniel francis doyle ever great. that dude is crazy but not as crazy as seeing koji kondo's frontman bust his face open on bobby's hi-hat. on top of that they played really well. and all this for one dollar... wud.

3:08 AM  
Anonymous paradeofflesh.com said...

video of akkolyte at sloppyworld tonight.

up at paradeofflesh.com

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

koji kondo made the show to end all shows. the metroplex is a feeble little dying baby bird compared to those guys. holyshit.

3:41 AM  
Anonymous agnes said...

this Sat (the 9th):
Wayne "The Train" Hancock
100 Damned Guns
@ Lola's in Fort Worth
oh hell yeah!!

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the show at strawberry fields was fucking awesome. Every band killed it..ESPECIALLY KOJI KONDO!!!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous who ate peculiar? said...

Matthew and the arrogant sea is playing at haileys tonight!
with some dj.
should be weird.
i'll be there!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

show at j&js tonight for free

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're good, but don't go knocking everyone else.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haileys says markus with a k on the billboard, anyone know whats up with that?

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im sad that i missed the stawberry fields show ;(

5:14 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

The Strawberry Fields show was indeed great!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RTB2 was amazing.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

compared to the other shitwads they played with...

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know if tyler is ok?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous mr kondo said...

tyler was fine ,they glued his eyelid as opposed to stitches and was in prime party mode the next day; we went and played whirly ball, that shit is amazing go do that if you never have.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous meg boner said...

sooo brutal! but what a show!

11:32 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

Most kickass show in a long, long time.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psh, quality.

3:14 PM  

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